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Save the date: Millennials for trade facilitation

This session, organised by the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and one of its donors USAID, will bring together government and business representatives, including young tech companies, to explore new ways of tapping into the creative potential of the Millennial / Gen Z communities to spark innovation and shake-up the way we tackle trade facilitation reforms in developing countries.

International knowledge exchange to help improve ease of trade with Zambia

A delegation of Zambian government officials and business leaders is in the United States this week as part of a project to make trade with Zambia simpler, faster and more cost effective. The project, which is being led by the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and the Zambia Revenue Authority, is introducing new training and licensing procedures for customs clearing agents in Zambia. The 14-strong delegation is spending one week talking to government and business representatives about the role of customs clearing agents in the U.S.

Brazilian and US officials share approaches to risk management in trade

A delegation of officials from Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), Ministry of the Economy, and Department of Federal Revenue (Receita Federal) has been in Washington D.C. this week exploring how automation and risk management can simultaneously increase security and facilitate trade.

Government and business come together to simplify cross-border trade in Colombia

Colombia is making tangible progress in improving the business environment for cross-border trade and business has a key role to play. That was the message today at the forum ‘Trade Facilitation: Opportunities for a Global Economy’ as government, the business community and international organisations gathered to discuss the trade facilitation agenda.

Denmark backs innovative trade facilitation initiative

Denmark backs innovative trade facilitation initiative

Denmark has become the latest donor government of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance), a public-private initiative aimed at making cross-border trade simpler, faster and more cost-effective.

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Public and private sectors meet to drive trade facilitation agenda in Kenya

In February, two years after the landmark ratification of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, Kenya’s Principal Secretary in the State Department of Trade, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, joined over 100 attendees from across government and business to discuss the country’s progress on implementing the agreement and how the private sector can help.

Denmark backs innovative trade facilitation initiative

Turning TFA into reality: looking back on 2018 and ahead to 2019

Earlier this year we celebrated the first anniversary of the entry into force of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). At the time I challenged the private sector to take a more active role in delivering vital trade facilitation reforms. As we near the end of the year, I am happy to see our private sector partners stepping up and increasingly willing to engage and participate actively alongside governments. Together we are creating solutions to make trade faster, simpler and cheaper.